My Spicy Sriracha Burger Recipe is served with a tangy Lime Aioli and caramelized onions. Just one bite will knock your socks off!
I think "epic" sums up this Spicy Sriracha Burger recipe perfectly. In my humble opinion, of course. 😉
Imagine perfectly spiced meat with a handful of Asian flavors, topped with caramelized, sweet onions, and drizzled with a creamy, delicious Lime Aioli.
Now imagine all of this between two soft, toasted buns. It simply doesn't get better!
What's in the bruger?
Try not to salivate as you read through this ingredient list:
- Sriracha sauce
- low sodium soy sauce
- fresh garlic
- fresh ginger
- salt and pepper
And in the Aioli?
- lime juice
Are you hungry yet?
When to Serve the Sriracha Burger
We all tend to love burgers at summer barbecues, but they are just as much a hit any time of year. They're great for a busy weeknight dinner or weekend dinner party.
Recipe Tips for Spicy Sriracha Burgers
- Feel free to adjust the amount or Sriracha sauce if your prefer more or less heat.
- The instructions tell you to use a cast iron skillet. I love making these on cast iron or a grill because I really like the smoky, char flavor they impart. You can make them in any skillet, though.
- This recipe is also delicious with ground chicken or turkey.
- If you're making the burgers on a grill, you can slice the onions thicker, and throw them on, too.
The Burger Bar
When I serve burgers, I usually set up a "burger bar" of sorts. It's the best way to ensure everyone gets exactly what they want, and it's fun.
- The burgers go on one platter and on a second platter, I have crispy lettuce, avocado and tomato slices.
- The aioli goes in its own serving bowl with a spreader, and the onions go in another bowl with tongs.
- And . . . dont gasp, I almost always put out the ketchup, because no matter how fancy, interesting or unique the burger is, someone will always be happy to see the familiar ketchup.
I hope you love this Spicy Sriracha Burger recipe and the Lime Aioli as much as I do!
More delicious recipes with Sriracha sauce:
- Sesame Sriracha Honey Glazed Tofu
- Spicy Sriracha Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Sriracha Salmon Basil Burgers
- Honey Sriracha Chicken Stir Fry
Spicy Sriracha Burger Recipe
For the onions
- grapeseed oil for the pan
- 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the burgers
- 1½ tablespoons Sriracha sauce
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
- 1½ teaspoons fresh ginger minced
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 pound ground beef
- grapeseed oil
For the Lime Aioil
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 1½ teaspoons fresh garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon fresh ginger minced
- 1½ teaspoons lime juice
- ½ teaspoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- large leaves of crispy lettuce (like Iceberg)
- cilantro leaves roughly chopped
- tomatoes, thinly sliced
- avocado, sliced thinly
- your favorite hamburger buns
For the onions
- Coat the bottom of a large cast iron skillet with grapeseed oil and place it over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring a bit, until they are brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. Season them to taste with salt and pepper. Set the onions aside and do not wash the pan.
For the burgers
- In a small bowl, use a whisk or a fork to combine the Sriracha, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and salt. Add the beef to a large mixing bowl and pour in the Sriracha mixture. Use your hands or a large spoon, to mix everything together. Only mix until it's combined.
- Shape the meat into 4 evenly sized burgers.
- Heat the same pan where you cooked the onions, and add a little more grapeseed oil. When the pan is very hot, add the burgers. You should hear a sizzling sound — if you don’t, wait! You won’t get a nice “crust” on the burger if it’s not hot enough. Cook for about 4 minutes, then flip the burgers over and reduce the heat to medium-low. For medium rare, cook for about another 5 minutes or until the desired doneness. Place the cooked burgers on a plate and cover with foil.
For the Lime Aioli
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator.
- To serve, set up a burger bar. Put the burgers and burger buns on platters. (Toast the buns if you'd like.) Arrange the lettuce, avocado and tomato slices on another platter. Spoon the Lime Aioli into a small bowl and put the onions in another. Add serving utelsils and the bar is set up.
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These look fantastic!
Gorgeous looking burgers and I love the spicy flavors here :)Your aioli sounds delish!!
Thanks so much, Soni!
it's burger weekend all across the US! GREG
I made these tonight for my family. Everyone thought the first bite or two was pretty spicy, then they settled down and enjoyed them. I was skeptical about putting the cilantro on, but you called that one right. The flavor bled was terrific. They were easy to make and really tasty.
Craig, so happy to hear your family enjoyed the burgers! Thanks so much for sharing! 😀
This looks absolutely droolworthy! O man, I want those caramelized onions so badly!
Thank you, Angie. I hope you try it, and happy new year! 🙂 ~Valentina
Jeff the Chef
I have to admit that I'm a big fan of ketchup on a burger, but I would happily forego it in favor of lime aioli! That sounds amazing!
Many thanks, Jeff. Hope you love it! 🙂 ~Valentina
That burger! My kids and husband love sriracha! They would definitely be over the moon with this drool-worthy burger! Happy New Year Valentina! Pinned!
Happy New Yer to you, Kim. Hope the burger is a hit! 🙂 ~Valentina
David @ Spiced
Oh man, I love burgers! I seriously think I could eat a burger almost every night of the week. 🙂 And your description of 'epic' here is perfect. These really are epic burgers! I love all of the layers of flavor. I'm thinking I might even have to shovel a path to the grill so I can make a batch of these soon!
Shovel!?!? I forget about the snow in other parts of the world. Enjoy when you can.l 🙂 ~Valentina
David Scott Allen
Spicy. Zesty. Zingy! This sounds wonderful and I can make them with my GF sambal oelek. (Funny how my GF is different from your GF!) Happy New Year! ❤️
Thanks, David. I love that you can get GF Sambal Oelek! 🙂 ~Valentina
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
I do love the spicy kick from siracha! I've never tried it in a burger before and I can't wait to give these a try! They look fabulous!
I hope you love them, Kathy! Thank you. 🙂 ~Valentina
wow! I love these! I wasn't expecting all of the Asian flavors, just the sriracha! Love everything, the aioli, the burger.... I might enjoy these without buns! By the way I keep forgetting to tell you what a great photo you have! It makes me smile every time I pop over here! Happy New Year!
Mimi, you're so sweet to say that about my photo. I'm flattered and so happy to bring you a smile! Happy New Year to you! 🙂 ~Valentina
This recipe sounds very tasty fun - must take it inti the kitchen atop the 'next-to-make' pile !! Burger bars ? Am laughing ! I had two daughters sat the same school where it was the usual to invite the whole class on the nearest Saturday for a noisy, happy bash ! To be honest - I was hugely popular . . . would write all the possible ingredients for a burger on a huge sheet of cardboard . . . on the square were all the guests' names . . . each could tick off exactly what they wanted on THEIR burger and each naturally said theirs was the bestest !!!Some were cluey enough to put a second name down and cheekily turn up for number two !!! I offered all different kinds of parties and got 'screamed' down . . . "Hamburgers Mrs Sarv' !!! (OK - two marriages >) !)
Eha, I really love this! I'm sure your were indeed wildly popular. What a brilliant idea for them to have you make custom burgers with their favorite ingredients. I be that was a smashing success! 😀 ~Valentina